Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez
Your job: ENMU student
Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old
Our hometown: Clayton..
Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School
Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband
Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with my dogs, Gracie, Ali and Zeus. I attend St. Helen’s Catholic Church.

What do you think of Portales?
“I haven’t decided yet?”

What do you visualize your life being like in 10 years?
“Being a certified teacher and having two kids.”

Tell us about your parents:
“My dad, Tom Hunter, lives in Lander, Wyo. and my mother, Barbara Austin lives in Albuquerque. My mom is one of eight girls. She is the only one who had twins in her family.”

Who is your hero and why?
“All of the men and women in the military. To me, they’re examples of bravery and courage.”

What is your greatest hope?
“My greatest hope is that all kids will grow up with a positive role model.”

If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place?
“Make sure all jobs paid well, make sure all people had decent houses to live in and had plenty of food to eat.”

Tell us about your greatest individual accomplishment:
“Passing the last five years of college without retaking a single class.”

If I could do anything, I would…
“Go whale watching in Maine.”

Tell us about happy times:
“When I went to Disneyland for my honeymoon. The light show (fireworks) were awesome. It made me feel like a child again.”

What is your favorite TV show, past and present?
“That 70’s Show (present), Golden Girls (past)”

What is your favorite book and why?
“Danny the Champion of the World by Ronald Dahl, The child in the book is humble, brave and in love with his father.”

What would you like printed on your gravestone?
“Here lies a child of the Light, beloved mother, wife and friend.”

What is your theme song?
“Heart and Soul.”

what’s your idea of a perfect day?
“Laying on the beach in Florida with my sister Lisa.”

What do you like about your job?
“I like the school I work at. It’s filled with teachers who care about each students’ education.”

Tell us about your spouse:
“My husband has the cutest ears. He’s 5’11” and is known as the guy from the Post Office.”

Tell about a time you were nervous:
“I was nervous when I came to college as a freshman.”

If you could be a superhero, what would your name and powers be?
“I would be a superwoman for the environment and save jungles, the rain forest, and endangered species. My name would be Envira.”

What’s your favorite smell?
“My husband’s cologne, Escape.”
— Compiled by Laurie Stone